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    Thanks for the quick responses. Just by way of...

    Thanks for the quick responses. Just by way of clarification: My first step out of the box is with my right (lead) foot. My first step into the center box is with this same foot. Looking at the...
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    My first step out of the l/h box is with my right...

    My first step out of the l/h box is with my right foot and my first step into the center box is with my right foot. I'll experiment with a bit less arm extension during the transition.
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    Ready Position During Short Transitions

    Background: Really old, otherwise healthy guy.,shooting a 9mm 1911 in Steel Challenge. Trying to (finally) figure out the best handgun retention during the very short transition required in the...
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    My water filter is located in a cramped space...

    My water filter is located in a cramped space under a permanent workbench. It's hard to get leverage on one of the 1/4-turn valves and one of these days I'm going to snap off one of the pipes...
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    White "privilege" moves versus Black style. No...

    White "privilege" moves versus Black style. No comparison IMO.:)
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    Typical Blue State Roadblock: I lived for 24...

    Typical Blue State Roadblock: I lived for 24 years in San Benito County, CA so was fortunate to be able to get a CHL with the following steps: Prints and Background, Personal References,...
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    Is there a stretch reading of this that helps our...

    Is there a stretch reading of this that helps our compatriots in CA with the ridiculous roster which, essentially, affords CA resident the ability to purchase firearms generally in "uncommon" use...
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    Took and AR class with my 9mm SBR. We sighted in...

    Took and AR class with my 9mm SBR. We sighted in prone at 50 yards. My "neighbor" was running a 5.56 SBR. Not so much fun for moi. One of these day I'll get an 8" 300 BLK upper despite the fact...
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    Rudy Project Rydons are very popular and lenses...

    Rudy Project Rydons are very popular and lenses are available in a wide variety of colors and features (polarized, photo-chromic, etc. The Hunters Gold are popular, but I didn't find they worked...
  10. I'm trying to get away from the Boss hanger, but...

    I'm trying to get away from the Boss hanger, but what I could to is screw the holster to a plastic plate and epoxy the plate to the Garrett belt attachment. I've got one of the Garrett belt slides;...
  11. Blade-Tech Holster Belt Interface with modest cant capability

    I've switched over my competition setup from double belt/BOSS hanger to simple tek-lok attachment to my current EDC belt. This has actually improved my draw and I'm going to stick with this...
  12. Watch "The Hunt" on Prime Video. I was...

    Watch "The Hunt" on Prime Video. I was entertained notwithstanding the ineptness of many of the hunted. The highlight of the movie is a "cat fight" that in my humble opinion raises the standard for...
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    I just did a timely re-read of this thread. I...

    I just did a timely re-read of this thread. I have a 507CO on my Staccato which I like thus far (new RDS shooter). The 8 MOA circle is appears to be a reasonable compromise for both carry and some...
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    Unexpected reloading result

    I've been loading 3.4gr Sport Pistol/115gr coated bullets for my full-size 9mm 1911 forever, round count in the many tens of thousands). This is a lightly sprung gun (8 lb. variable main spring)...
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    I gave this a "like", but it hurt.

    I gave this a "like", but it hurt.
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    Kudos to Holosun. I received an email from...

    Kudos to Holosun. I received an email from Holosun yesterday that the sight was one it's way back. Could not have been more than 5 business days since received. I'm confident that the sight will be...
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    I'm definitely going to update my C to the...

    I'm definitely going to update my C to the full-length grip provided I have the most recent grip texture which denotes a change Staccato made to the grip polymer formulation. I don't have much...
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    That's interesting. I've inquired of Staccato...

    That's interesting. I've inquired of Staccato a)whether my late model "C" qualifies and b)whether the grip cross section is maintained or enlarger per usual gov't 1911 cross section. It's not an...
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    Issues running a Staccato C

    Background: well in excess of 100K rounds through full-size 9mm 1911's mostly with softer competition loads. The Staccato is currently hosting a Holosun RDS.

    Staccato C Issues:

    Establishing...
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    I haven't been able to take in-focus pictures...

    I haven't been able to take in-focus pictures with the cell phone camera. I've used a puffer on the emitter without seeing much of a change. I'm open to suggestions as to how to clean that area....
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    These "dots" are in focus so almost certain not...

    These "dots" are in focus so almost certain not the result of dirt on the outer glass surfaces. Seems like a sharp dot focused at infinity must be present at the source. Anyone on this forum...
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    PSA - cracked Dillon powder measure body

    I'm running a 1050 with Mark VII Autodrive. I must have loaded north of 150K rounds with this setup. Recently developed severe powder leakage and upon disassembly found a large crack in the body. ...
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    I have a new 407CO and I'm seeing bright dots...

    I have a new 407CO and I'm seeing bright dots scattered about the window. I have other Holosun RDS which don't manifest this issue. In addition to the dots the scattering increases as I rotate the...
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    Our society is fucked up. It's not the "guns".

    Our society is fucked up. It's not the "guns".
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    Yep, that's exactly where I am, too old and too...

    Yep, that's exactly where I am, too old and too stubborn to change platforms. We've got two Kimber HD Pro Carry II converted to 9mm, one with an optic. I'm going to take if for a spin, but the...
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